Wax museums had never really caught my attention even when they first became popular. What’s the point of staring at wax figures when it is a thousand times better to see celebrities in the flesh? Besides, it wouldn’t be possible to create an exact same duplicate of somebody, would it?
While we were navigating around Hollywood Blvd, however, we saw a deal we just couldn’t pass up. Purchase Universal Studios tickets at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum counter, and you get free tickets to the museum! The ticket price was the same even if we bought them online, which was at $80, so it was a sure bargain. So as quick as Marilyn Monroe could bat her eyelashes, we bought three tickets on the spot! (Allan had work the next day so he couldn’t go to Universal Studios with us.)
The wax figures are set up in different categories such as TV, movies, music, sports, and even politics. (Which political icon would it be? You’ll find out in a little while.) The most popular movie scenes and characters are portrayed by the wax figures, so if you’re a movie buff like Kyle and me, you would love being able to identify the movies and also feel like it was a real setting in the movie.
Let’s go to the music scene now. All I can say is — they look great! A room with a video guide explains how the museum involves the celebrity from start to finish to ensure that the bone structure and skin color are as close to identical.
If you’re still wishy-washy about going to Madame Tussauds Hollywood wax museum, maybe our pictures will make you decide if it is worth your time and money. Just a note: It was our first time to be in a wax museum so we were effortlessly amazed by the likeliness of the wax figures. In fact, try to stare at their eyes and I assure you that you will feel creeped out, as if there’s some being inside them looking back at you — but then again, that paranoia was probably borne out of all the horror movies I’ve seen.
Anyway, just remember that to have fun in places like these, strike a pose with the wax figures and take as many pictures as you can! Have no shame and enjoy!